Pink colored patches that usually occur on the limbs.

What is Porokeratosis ?

There are different types of Porokeratosis & the most common is DSAP (“Disseminated superficial actinic Porokeratosis”).

DSAP usually runs in families.

What does Porokeratosis look like?

DSAP starts to appear in middle age with flat, pink or skin coloured patches.

The patches have a slightly raised edge that is best seen with a dermatoscope.

DSAP is more common on sun exposed areas of the legs.

The appearance may not be that specific. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a punch biopsy.